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Differential rate laws can only be committed from experimental data like a linear graph or table of reactions but mechanisms can be computed from their elementary equations.
We can't find the rate law for a complete reaction because we don't know the whole process the reaction took to reach the final products. Unlike for thermodynamics, kinetics is not a state property, so the path it takes counts. Therefore it must be broken up into elementary steps.
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